All rafts come with a safety kit (throw line), whistle, bailer, paddles, and a pump. Lifejackets are an additional $5 for each person.
Our remote location at the West Baker Park Boat Ramp is open this season and is the recommended starting point for floating the Bow River and finishing at our main shop downtown at the Calgary Curling Club on Memorial Drive.
- Step 1 – Book your raft(s) online and choose where you will pick up your raft. At the West Baker Park Boat Ramp your raft(s) and associated equipment will be inflated, sanitized and ready for you at your reserved time. The last raft will be leaving Baker park at 3:30 pm. If you choose to pick up your raft(s) at our main shop downtown (Calgary Curling Club), the rafts and associated equipment will be deflated, folded and sanitized for your pick up at the reserved time. (Note: Folded rafts typically fit in most vehicle trunks and come with a foot pump to inflate.)
- Step 2 – Free parking is available both at our main shop (Calgary Curling Club) and at the West Baker Park Boat Ramp location. (Note: Parking Passes are required on your vehicle dash at the Calgary Curling Club and are available from staff all day)
- Step 3 – By finishing your floating trip at our shop downtown, our staff will be on site to greet you and bring all the rental equipment back. Our exit area is just past the big red peace bridge on the north (river left) side of the Bow River at the blue flag.
- Step 4 – Due to the current environment, shuttles will be temporarily suspended for now. Also, bookings can be made by calling our shop at 403 258 0575.
Our Rafting Experience
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Located on the Bow River in Downtown Calgary
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Maps and Instructions
Exit Point Pick-up
We Help Load Equipment
The Bow River is one of Canada’s most iconic spots for lazy river rafting. Its gentle waters and spaciousness make it perfect for floating on, though you can expect a lot of visitors enjoying the three to four-hour ride with you. Most rafters get in at West Baker Park — across the river from Bowness Park.
West Baker Park (hand launch) has a boat ramp to encourage rafters to launch from there. On weekends, Lazy Day raft Rentals will be set up here to assist you in getting into the river.
Parking, toilets, picnic tables, and garbage bins are available. We recommend the Bow River because, at the end of the trip, we help you take your raft off the river and haul it back to our shop. We no longer encourage the Elbow River for rafting as the water levels are too low year-round.
Another accessible park on the Bow River is Shouldice Park. Entering at Shouldice shortens the amount of time on the river and back to our shop. Shouldice Park (hand launch) has a boat ramp that is assigned to Emergency Services Vehicle Use. The public can use this site as a hand launch.
There are several points of interest on this float, including beaches, picnic areas, an Olympic Ski jump, beautiful homes, and ducks (please don’t feed them bread).
All parks listed as being on the river and additional information can be found at this link: West Baker Park.
Float times are a conservative estimate and can vary greatly depending on the water level and flow of the rivers. The Bow River’s water level is normally higher in June and July, and so its flow is also faster at that time.
Shouldice Park to Lazy Day Shop (Sunnyside): Two and a half hours
Edworthy Park to Lazy Day Shop (Sunnyside): One and a half hours
West Baker Park & Bowness Park to Lazy Day Shop (Sunnyside): Four hours
To Calgary Zoo Parking Lot, add one hour to your trip from your starting point.
Lazy Day Raft Rentals
Bow River – Winds through the city of Calgary
Lazy Day Raft Rentals, located in the heart of Downtown Calgary with easy access to the Bow River, is the easiest and safest way to experience river rafting in Calgary. There’s nothing more relaxing than floating on a river. The gentle moving current, the sun on your face and the cool water below have the uncanny ability to make your troubles disappear, one by one. It seems like nothing in the world can disturb your peace in those few hours.
Experience Calgary’s Local Rivers at an Affordable Price
We are conveniently located at The Calgary Curling Club on Memorial Drive and have plenty of weekend parking.